In the hilly reaches of Kasaragod district, people are used to seeing impressive forts at almost every turn, built both as military bastions and important centres for commercial and cultural activities. In Kanhangad lies the Hosdurg Fort, among the legendary chain of forts built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri Dynasty. Lying nearby is the internationally renowned spiritual centre, the Nithyanandashram. About 15km from Bekal, these form an intriguing set of places that add to Kasaragod’s charm.
Nearest railway station: Kanhangad, about 5 km
Nearest airport: Mangalore International Airport (Karnataka), about 90 km
Latitude: 12.310486, Longitude: 75.09819